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The Catalans have confirmed the death of the former shot-stopper, who won the Zamora trophy five times during an illustrious career

Barcelona have announced on their official website that club legend and former Spain international Antoni Ramallets passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89.

The goalkeeper made over 400 official appearances for the Catalans between 1946 and 1961, winning six Liga titles and five Copas del Rey in the process.

"Tuesday was a very sad day for barcelonismo. The legend Antoni Ramallets has left us, the great keeper of Barca that won five cups,"  club president Sandro Rosell stated.

"He was admired by generations of Cules and he’s always been a leader to our players. People and athletes like Ramallets contributed to making this club great and they’ve reinforced the Blaugrana feeling.

"In these moments of grief, I want to express my condolences to his family for their loss and send them all of our support."

There was a minute's silence ahead of Tuesday's friendly game against Lechia Gdansk in memory of Ramallets.

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